Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 9, 2017 through January 15, 2017

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Grandma's Rearing by Oscar Pereira da Silva via Wiki Commons

Grandma’s Rearing by Oscar Pereira da Silva via Wiki Commons

 

 

A BIT VAGUE AND A LITTLE EDGY

Monday, January 9, 2017:

You may begin the week feeling as though your head in the clouds as the Gemini Moon forms a square aspect with Neptune, the planet of bewilderment and confusion. It is best not to make firm decisions. Your mind may feel very busy but I wouldn’t trust its accuracy.

Allow yourself to be forgetful and vague; better yet, you can use this as an opportunity to focus your attention on poetry and music.

This evening watch your tongue and don’t take it personally if others are a bit cranky and out of sorts. The Gemini Moon forms a square aspect to Mars at 7:39 PM EST. Physical exercise may help move this energy or if you trust yourself and the other person involved, go ahead and engage in edgy, friendly banter. Make sure the friendly side stays firmly in mind. There is much to be said, watch the edge in your voice and make sure you are not misunderstood.

 

 

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

Tuesday, January 10, 2017:

Tuesday sets the tone for the rest of the week. Anticipate feeling the need to reach for personal and possibly collective freedom. If you are restricted or restrained in some area of your life, you may now lose your ability to contain the demand for complete and utter change.

This is a highly revolutionary impulse. Look for breakthroughs and breakdowns. If you notice things falling apart, don’t try to control or pull them together again. Reach to the future; discover what can be created out of the remnants of what is left after the lightning strikes.

By looking at the cycle between the Sun and Uranus, we are brought back to early April of 2016. What began (what seed did you plant) at that time that was unusual or surprising to you on a personal level? By mid-October, it was crystal clear what that seed had grown into.

Now, it is time to show the truth to others and prepare for the next cycle to begin in mid-April, 2017. Allow yourself to see the future.

After a brief VOC*, the Moon enters Cancer at 5:40 PM EST. Regardless of the shakeup that may have occurred during the day, the evening is best spent quietly at home engaging in bonding behaviors with your loved ones; at the very least, cuddle with your cat. 😉

The Gemini Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 4:39 PM EST until she enters Cancer at 5:48 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

Nostalgia by Jose Ferraz de Almedia Junior via Wiki Commons

Nostalgia by Jose Ferraz de Almedia Junior via Wiki Commons

POWER AND EXPANSION

Wednesday, January 11, 2017:

Wednesday morning may bring complications. At 2:14 AM EST, Mars, the planet of assertiveness and aggression, forms a sextile aspect to Pluto, the planet of destruction or empowerment.

This offers an opportunity to consider, with curiosity, issues regarding your use of power in situations where you are viewed as a mystic or an authority. The cycle of Mars and Pluto is one of great power or, possibly, great destruction.  Here, we have the power of direct action engaging with the power of transformation.

In October of 2016, (notice how that span of time also came up in Tuesday’s report, these situations are no doubt connected), these two came together planting a seed of determination in creating the powerful life that calls you fourth. Your explorations in this regard will lead you to take appropriate action in late February of 2017.

The Cancer Moon brings a mixed bag of emotional ups and downs throughout the day. At 11:42 PM EST, the Sun squares joyful, expansive Jupiter asking you to question where you see your life expanding. Consider where you felt optimistic or even enthusiastic in late September 2016. It is time now to push forward, finding new directions to enlarge that optimism for the future.

 

 

CANCER FULL MOON; ENGAGE LOVE

Thursday, January 12, 2017:

The nurturing Cancer Moon reaches the Full phase of her cycle at 6:34 AM EST. This is a very powerful Full Moon as she is positioned in a Full Grand Cross (a highly active and potentially stressful configuration) with Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter.

Move mindfully through this day. Patience and kindness are required. This is not a day for rash decisions or impulsive actions.

Use the intensity of this powerful day with caution, cooperation, and deliberate thought. This is not a day to take any situations or circumstances lightly.

At 9:03 AM EST, Mercury, the planet that represents the way we think and perceive the world, leaves Sagittarius behind to enter Capricorn where he will remain until February 7th. During this time, you will be able to base your plans and decisions on a more practical understanding of your options.

It is probably best not to trust this practicality for another day or two as a conjunction between lovely Venus and delusional Neptune occurs at 4:53 PM EST. It is difficult to be practical when the heart is fully engaged in deep sensitivity and compassion.

At 7:08 PM EST, the Moon enters demonstrative Leo allowing playful energy to emerge. Worked with properly, you can enjoy an evening of playful sensitivity and engagement.

The Cancer Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 6:34 AM EST until she enters Leo at 7:08 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

REST – PLAY

Friday, January 13, 2017:

Friday offers a lovely day of rest and play. There are absolutely no major aspects to any planets, even the Leo Moon travels lazily through the heavens on Friday.

During a day with no aspects, the only thing you must consider is the energy the Moon provides. With the Moon in delightful and flashy Leo, you are given permission to express yourself authentically and appreciate others. This is a date to show up and allow yourself to be admired, even as you admire the authentic expression of those you encounter. We all want appreciation and recognition. For Friday, seek opportunities to offer that to others and to accept it for yourself.

Enjoy a lovely night. This is a great evening to go into the world to engage in dramatic and creative activities. Go to the theater, go out dancing, join with friends in any and all playful activities. Release stress through play.

 

Perusal by Jose Ferraz de Almeida Junior via Wiki Commons

Perusal by Jose Ferraz de Almeida Junior via Wiki Commons

PLAY – REST

Saturday, January 14, 2017:

Saturday offers you a morning with more delightful energy for connections and playful interactions. Get up early and go out for brunch with friends. The delightful Leo Moon makes lovely aspects with exciting Uranus, expansive Jupiter, and stabilizing Saturn throughout the morning. Following her positive contact with mature Saturn at 10:17 AM EST, the generous Leo Moon is VOC* until she enters Virgo at 10:53 PM EST.

This is not a great day to go shopping, accomplish projects, or make plans. It is best utilized for rest and laid back, easy socializing.

The Leo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 10:17 AM EST until she enters for go at 10:53 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT TURNS TO FLOW

Sunday, January 15, 2017:

On Sunday, you can expect to wake to a day that initially feels practical and grounded. You sense that you can accomplish a great deal of efficient tasks and projects. Don’t delay! Get started on those tasks and projects as early as possible.

At 5:08 PM EST, when the detail oriented Virgo Moon opposes elusive Neptune all practicality goes out the window as you are faced with confusion and vague discomfort. Don’t fight against it, allow yourself to go with the flow. Confusion can become inspirational whimsy. Vague discomfort can be transformed into empathy and sensitivity.

At 10:58 PM EST, the Moon opposes lovely Venus in Pisces allowing you to rest into beauty, sensitivity, and love. If you’re with a partner, engage in your favorite bonding behaviors. If you are alone, draw yourself a bubble bath and allow yourself to enter a space of transcendence and gentle beauty.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: January 2, 2017 through January 8, 2017

A new year has begun! Have you set your plans for the upcoming year?          

Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara by Nat Krause via Wiki Commons

Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara by Nat Krause via Wiki Commons

Are you up against a difficult decision, or are you questioning your current life, love, or career direction? Or perhaps you are simply curious about what you can learn about yourself and your life.

An astrological consultation with Astrolore will clearly show you the larger picture at play, the universal directional path for the months ahead.

I am taking new clients and would love to meet with you to help pave the path ahead.

Make your appointment today! 

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose. Our conversation will offer you a profoundly renewed perspective on your life and circumstances.

Give yourself the gift of Universal perspective!

 

 

A GENTLE START TO 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017:

A very brief VOC* Moon will not interfere with the day at all! By the time you wake up on Monday morning, the Moon will be in dreamy Pisces where she spends the rest of the day lazily content.

It is delightful to be given such an easy and gentle movement into the first week of 2017.

At 7:58 AM EST, we are offered a lovely, supportive sextile between the imaginative Pisces Moon and Mercury (the planet of communication and thought) in hardworking Capricorn. You may want to get up early to engage with gentle movements of mind. This will be a lovely morning for writing, meditation, and to engage with the dreams that you intend to create during the course of 2017.

At 10:57 PM EST, the passive Pisces Moon joins with mystical Neptune encouraging whimsical, gentle dreams throughout the night.

 

INTUITIVE LOVE

Tuesday, January 3, 2017:

By the time you wake up on Tuesday morning, there are a significant number of planets gathered in inspired, sensitive Pisces. At 2:46 AM EST, Venus (the planet of love and beauty) leaves independent Aquarius behind to join Neptune, Mars, and the Moon in this sensitive, mystical sign.

When such a gathering occurs, it is good to pay attention to what the Universe is teaching you through the energy of this sign. If you know what house Pisces occupies in your personal chart, this will help you understand where to put your artistic, mystical, or inspired focus.

Are you being called to focus on developing compassion or your spiritual practice? Are you being call to focus on music, poetry, or creating a work of inspired beauty? Follow your heart and intuition.

Venus will remain in Pisces until February 3rd when she will enter assertive, courageous Aries. For now, allow your intuition to guide you in matters of love, money, and beauty.

 

LEAVE THE FOG BEHIND

 

Footprint of the Buddha from Zen You Mitsu Temple by Beta M via Wiki Commons

Footprint of the Buddha from Zen You Mitsu Temple by Beta M via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, January 4, 2017:

The mystical haze of Pisces clears up somewhat on Wednesday morning as Mercury (still retrograde) backs out of serious, steadfast Capricorn and into expansive Sagittarius at 9:17 AM EST.

Shortly thereafter, the Moon leaves mystical Pisces behind to enter dynamic Aries at 11:20 AM EST. As these energies bring the element of Fire to our collective, we come out of the Pisces fog and into a more direct, straight-forward manner of getting through the day.

Shake off the dust and get back to work. It is time to leave the holiday state of mind behind and get back to the projects on your Mercury Retrograde list. Remember, the list you made when Mercury turned retrograde on December 19th? If the holidays have distracted you, now it is time to finish up that list. Mercury goes direct on Sunday! There is still time to complete those old projects so you will be ready to move ahead next week.

There will be a five minute VOC* Moon between 11:15 AM EST and 11:20 AM EST, when the Moon enters Aries!

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AN ACT OF COURAGE

Thursday, January 5, 2017:

Following a quiet morning on Thursday, the impatient Aries Moon squares off with the rigid Capricorn Sun for the First Quarter Lunar Phase at 2:47 PM EST.

The First Quarter Square of the Lunar Cycle asks that you take direct action on what you began a week ago at the Capricorn New Moon. Tension between your needs and desires push you forward. What action can you take that will lead toward productive growth of the seed you planted on December 29th? You will know you are taking the correct action by the courage required.

The aggressive Aries Moon is further complicated Thursday evening with a square to transformative Pluto at 5:17 PM EST and a conjunction to unsettling Uranus at 11:14 PM EST.

Be aware of the actions you must take even as you should remain cautious to not act hastily. This is a day of action; do what must be done with courage, caution, and compassion.

 

CALM BEFORE PASSION

Friday, January 6, 2017:

The tension from Thursday has lightened considerably by the time you begin the day on Friday. If you did what you needed to do on Thursday, Friday morning should be quite pleasant. You feel strong, solid, and stable in the conviction and certainty of your path forward. Uranus’ recent forward motion is assisting as the future calls.

A lovely Moon trine Mercury aspect at 1:41 PM EST enables you to express your emotions with confidence, kindness, and ease.

A feeling of stabilization increases when the Moon enters patient dependable Taurus at 3:18 PM EST. This is an evening for relaxation. The anxiety of the election season is passed; there is nothing further to do but wait and watch. The hustle and bustle of the holidays is also behind us; now, you need rest.

However, as the evening approaches, you feel the powerful connection between the Capricorn Sun and obsessive Pluto which will be exact in the early hours of Saturday. This is an aspect of great passion and power. Enjoy the buildup. On Saturday, there will be little to hold you back from pursuing your desires.

The Aries Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 1:41 PM EST until she enters Taurus at 3:18 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

The Bayon in Angkor by Manfred Werner via Wiki Commons

The Bayon in Angkor by Manfred Werner via Wiki Commons

PASSION AND POWER

Saturday, January 7, 2017:

Pay attention to the circumstances you wake up surrounded by on Saturday morning. Do not be taken by surprise by unresolved or looming power dynamics between yourself and another. You will feel a big shift moving beneath the surface.

Hold your tongue if things get heated. If you wake up Saturday morning with a responsive lover by your side, take advantage of passion offered. If you encounter a negative passionate response, disengage yourself from the circumstance and seek introspection and time alone. Hold your awareness on the inner transformation at hand.

At 8:06 AM EST, Venus joins the karmic South Node asking you to look to your past relationships. What or who do you need to forgive, or whom do you need to ask forgiveness of, in order to move forward into the relationship dynamics of your dreams?

Saturday’s steadfast Taurus Moon forms lovely supportive aspects to dreamy Neptune, assertive Mars, powerful Pluto, and the vital Sun. This day will become easier and more stable as the day goes on. A calm quiet evening of relaxation is in order.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)

from 9:23 PM EST on Saturday evening until she enters Gemini at 5:07 PM EST on Sunday evening. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

MERCURY TURNS DIRECT

Sunday, January 8, 2017:

How good it will feel to wake up on Sunday morning! While you slept, Mercury turned direct at 4:43 AM EDT. Now, you are ready to take your first tentative steps forward with projects and plans that will move ahead over the coming months.

The Moon is in Taurus VOC* for the entire day until she enters Gemini at 5:07 PM EST. This is a day of preparation, physically calm, and quiet even as your mind is racing forward.

Tomorrow morning, when the Moon is in Gemini and Mercury is beginning to move forward, you may be surprised at the energy that will return to your body and mind.

Spend the evening with family or friends making plans for new projects or upcoming travels. Get your ideas and plans down in writing; begin a concrete plan that will match and support your goals and desires.

The Taurus Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection)

from 9:23 PM EST on Saturday evening until she enters Gemini at 5:07 PM EST.

Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

 

Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 26, 2016 through January 1, 2017

Here we are at the last week of 2016! For many of you, this has been a challenging year and 2017 remains a mystery.

Cupid with a Butterfly by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

Cupid with a Butterfly by William Adolphe Bouguereau via Wiki Commons

An astrological consultation with an open minded, generous hearted, competent astrologer will clearly show you the larger picture at play and the direction the universal is calling you towards.

I am taking new clients again and would love to meet with you to help you move forward into 2017.

Contact me today. or just go ahead and schedule that appointment you have been meaning to make!

Together, we will work with your individual horoscope to explore your hopes, dreams, goals, your current path, and the reality of your life purpose.

 

 

UNUSUAL BELIEFS

Monday, December 26, 2016:

On Monday, you may experience some emotional fallout; perhaps a reaction to the overdose of sweetness and connection from the past few days. You may be anxious to get back to your regular routines. It would be easy to fall into old passive aggressive or cranky patterns of behavior as the day begins.

Go for a walk or take some form of exercise if you feel any agitation. Expending physical energy is a good way to shift this. It will not last long.

At 1:35 PM EST, Jupiter opposes Uranus. This is the first of three “hits” of this highly significant transit. The second “hit” is in March of 2017 and the third will occur in September of 2017.

Think back to something that began in your life in 2010, something that spoke to the expansion of the unusual. Perhaps, you began to understand a belief system that was new or unusual to your way of thinking at the time. Maybe you traveled somewhere that has changed how you experience yourself and the world. Whatever began then is now worthy of renewed contemplation. What has the seed you planted back then brought to you?

Whatever began in 2010 is now fully illuminated and ready to be brought out into the light of full view. Beliefs that have grown internally can no longer be denied. Show the truth of who you are now.

At 11:18 PM EST, Mercury sextile Neptune; allow your thoughts to drift and be open to the dreams that are offered.

 

 

DEVELOPING COURAGE

Tuesday, December 27, 2016:

The first influence of the day is a sextile between the serious Capricorn Sun and dynamic Mars who is trying to understand the best way to express himself while moving through the sensitive sign of Pisces. This aspect speaks of possibilities.

Think back to June of 2015. Did something occur where you developed assertiveness or courage at that time? If so, you are being asked now to consider how you will continue that process; perhaps, developing more courage in a new circumstance beginning in July 2017.

Perhaps, it was different for you. Did you become angry or aggressive toward someone or something at that time (June 2015)? If so, now you are given the opportunity to release that anger. It is time to let it go and move on. Is there an apology that needs to be made or some other communication to help settle this issue?

The Sagittarius Moon brings mixed messages throughout the day. Excitement and enthusiasm in the earlier part of the day leads to a slump around 4:00 PM EST that then lightens up considerably after 8:00 PM EST.

Time spent alone on solitary projects between 4:00 and 8:00 PM EST will help you maintain an optimistic expansive view of your world and those who encounter.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:45 PM EST until she enters Capricorn on Wednesday morning at 10:12 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

 

Butterflies by Fujishima Takeji via Wiki Commons

Butterflies by Fujishima Takeji via Wiki Commons

EXPLANATIONS AND UNDERSTANDING

Wednesday, December 28, 2016:

Wednesday morning begins slowly, shifting into serious contemplations when the Moon enters Capricorn at 10:12 AM EST.

With the careful Capricorn Sun joining with perceptive Mercury at 1:47 PM EST, please pay attention to your conversations on Wednesday afternoon.

With Mercury retrograde, make sure that you listen carefully and make an effort to understand other points of view. Be clear as you share your viewpoint. Are there explanations that will assist others in understanding you? Do you need explanations from others? No defensiveness on either side is required.

At 6:05 PM EST, Mercury sextile Mars offers you an opportunity to more deeply understand your own motivations and those of others.

We are currently in the Dark Phase of the Moon; go inward to understand your own motivations.

The Sagittarius Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:45 PM EST on Tuesday until she enters Capricorn on Wednesday morning at 10:12 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 


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CAPRICORN NEW MOON – BUILD INTEGRITY

Thursday, December 29, 2016:

Uranus turns direct on Thursday at 4:29 AM EST. Since Uranus began his retrograde on July 29th, we have gained awareness of the perverse revolutionary cracks in our cultural system. As Uranus moves forward and picks up speed in the coming weeks, our collective awareness and understanding grows. We begin to see a new direction for our personal and collective revolution.

The Capricorn New Moon is exact at 1:54 AM EST.

Please take time to do a simple New Moon ritual. You will want to complete your ritual before Friday morning.

The Capricorn New Moon brings powerful energy for the development of responsibility, maturity, and integrity. Set an intention regarding the ability to stabilize your life and ambitions through maturity and serious considerations.
Don’t neglect this New Moon ritual. Keep it simple.

Take a moment to write down what you wish to begin, create, or increase in the upcoming cycle. Have two candles available for your ritual. Light the first candle to represent yourself, just as you are at this moment in time. Light the second candle as an aspiration of what you want to create. Each day, take a moment to focus on yourself as you light the first candle. As you light the second candle, focus on drawing to you what you are creating, as you bring the two candles closer together. At the Full Moon in two weeks, bring them fully together and see the results of what you have created.
Share this ritual with your friends and loved ones.
Today’s New Moon at 7° Capricorn insists that you plant a seed of solid reality and that we prepare ourselves to grow in discipline, responsibility, and prudent integrity.

 

 

SEEING THE DREAM

Friday, December 30, 2016:

Ideally, Friday will be a day of rest. The Capricorn Moon is VOC* all day until she enters the quirky sign of Aquarius at 8:29 PM EST. If you’ve rested properly throughout the day, this should be a fun evening of entertainment with friends. Be careful not to wear yourself out before New Year’s Eve.

At 6:24 PM EST, the serious Capricorn Sun sextile Neptune, helping you relax into the inspired internal changes that have occurred over the past year. Look back to a dream that you set in motion in late February of 2016. What you thought you were creating at that time is now released gently in order to prepare for the next step of that dream. It will be fully released in the beginning of March 2017. If your eyes are open now, you will begin to see the barest outline of the new dream coming into focus.

The Capricorn Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 3:07 AM EST until she enters Aquarius at 8:29 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

Butterflies, Other Insects, and Flowers by Jan van Kessel via Wiki Commons

Butterflies, Other Insects, and Flowers by Jan van Kessel via Wiki Commons

 

WILD MIND

Saturday, December 31, 2016:

The final day of the year is interesting as there are no major aspects at all.

The Moon travels unimpeded between 1° and 14° Aquarius. As the Moon moves through the signs of the zodiac, she sets the emotional tone of our days. The Moon changes sign approximately every 2 ½ days.

While the Moon is in Aquarius, you will find yourself more concerned with humanity and less concerned with individual people. Aquarius is a visionary sign and sees the big picture from a relatively detached perspective.

This is a time to gather with like-minded acquaintances for intellectual connections and collaborations. Ideas and thoughts can go in unusual directions while seeking others with similar vision.

Envision your life as you wish it to be with no restrictions from others. You seek and long for a sense of freedom. Give yourself and each other the space to explore your own wild mind.

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, January 1, 2017:

As we celebrate the New Year on Saturday night, shortly after midnight, Mars will join with Neptune, beginning a cycle of energizing your compassionate understanding of this mystical world we live in. It could also energize you to drink more than you need to!

When you wake up on Sunday morning, it will be clear which way you played this. In many ways, you can use this transit to support you in the upcoming two years. This could be the time to finally face and end a long-term dependency on substances. You could find the courage to face your demons and create great works of music or art.

Think of what can be created when you bring together inspiration and courage. Plant a seed.

The Moon continues through Aquarius; spend time in the company of others who support you to your highest good. Offer your highest good to others.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

 

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Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: December 19, 2016 through December 25, 2016

You can anticipate a busy week ahead. Of course, you don’t need astrology to tell you that! If you celebrate any of the holidays surrounding this winter season, you will likely have a very long to-do list that you are working hard to manage.

Sen Ljubezni by Ivan Grohar via Wiki Commons

Sen Ljubezni by Ivan Grohar via Wiki Commons

Monday brings us to the beginning of another three-week Mercury retrograde. Get to work right away making a list of everything that has been left undone over the past few months. Over the next three weeks, you can get a lot accomplished if you stick to working from that list!

Mars changes sign on Monday moving from unique, eccentric Aquarius into mystical, sensitive Pisces. Remember, that Mars represents your ability to take action. Mars is not delighted to be in Pisces, although artists, poets, and mystics can move forward delightfully at this time.

On Wednesday, we come to the Winter Solstice, when the Sun leaves the fun of Sagittarius behind to enter the serious, cautious ground of Capricorn.

The Winter Solstice, which occurs when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun, lasts only an instant in time (December 21, 2016 at 5:44 AM EST), and occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year. The Sun’s daily maximum position in the sky is at the lowest point in the year at this time as well. The seasonal significance of the Winter Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. The light will return.

 

Are you up against a difficult decision, or are you questioning your current life, love, or career direction?

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4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde!

When Mercury turns retrograde, everywhere I turn someone will ask (with trepidation and a touch of fear in their eyes) is Mercury turning retrograde AGAIN??

There is so much unnecessary fear and misinformation around Mercury’s retrograde cycles.

I am going to keep these instructions very simple!

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!

I know that it is easier said than done, but please forget all the terrible things you have heard about Mercury retrograde! There are no astrological conditions that we need to block from ourselves in fear! We simply need to pay attention to the best use of certain times and Mercury retrograde is one of them.

I honestly LOVE Mercury’s retrograde cycle! I feel like I can finally catch up with all the things that have been left undone since the last retrograde cycle!

After years of watching and working with Mercury’s retrograde cycles, I have come to love these brief periods scattered throughout the year. I feel that they are a gift. We simply must know how to use them!

  1. Get a notebook and a pen – Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months.

Start with a clean sheet of paper, quiet your mind, and think back over the past few months. On September 22, 2016, Mercury turned direct at 14° Virgo. Since then, he has zipped along through Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and into Capricorn at 15° where he is now turning retrograde.

Think about what you have been doing since late September. Look through your calendar, your notebooks, your bills, wherever you will find reminders of everything that you have been thinking about and working on since then. Now, carefully make a list of all the things that you have begun but not completed. Dig deep; there are probably more things than you are aware of.

What about that appointment you have been meaning to make? The project that you tucked into a drawer because you couldn’t find the time to complete it? Moreover, we all have communications that have fallen through the cracks, unanswered emails, texts, and phone calls!

  1. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!

Once you have the list made up, it is easy to follow the perfect plan for approximately the next three weeks (Mercury turns direct once again on January 8, 2017).

Get to work, accomplish the things on this list; nothing more, nothing less. That is the whole trick of dealing with Mercury retrograde. Stick with this list!

Our lives are so busy; we zip from one project to another, from one communication to another. We never seem to have the time to slow down and carefully complete the tasks that we have begun.

Mercury retrograde brings us a gift of time to wrap up all those loose ends!

  1. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

This is the time for clean up only. Don’t move forward until Mercury turns direct.

If you follow these simple steps, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish during these periods!

Good Luck and Get to Work!

 

 

WORKING WITH MERCURY RETROGRADE

Monday, December 19, 2016:

In the wee hours of Monday morning, Mars, the planet that represents assertive action, enters Pisces, the most passive of the signs. Mars will remain in Pisces until January 27th.  During this time, your usual self-confidence and ability to take action may feel that it has been turned upside down. Rather than courageously pushing forward, you may find yourself slowing down, stepping back and attempting to ‘feel’ your way forward. Pay attention to your dreams and intuitions.

At 5:55 AM EST, Mercury stations retrograde at 15° Capricorn; between the softening of your assertiveness (Mars in Pisces) and the somewhat skewed logical thinking of Mercury retrograde, you may feel a bit lost as you adapt to this new territory. Mercury will remain retrograde until January 8th.

The Moon in Virgo supports practical considerations and encourages you to improve your circumstances by reaching for your potential.

4 Simple Steps to Managing Mercury Retrograde!

  1. Don’t be afraid, worried, or concerned!
  2. Get a notebook and a pen. Make a list of everything that you have begun but NOT completed in the past few months.
  3. Get to work! Accomplish what is on this list! Only what is on this list!
  4. Don’t be tempted to start new projects, begin new commitments, new relationships, or new jobs!

Mercury retrograde brings us the gift of time to wrap up loose ends!

 

PARADOX AND COMPLEXITY

Tuesday, December 20, 2016:

On Tuesday, you will continue adjusting to the more passive nature of Mars in Pisces and the more inward mental work of Mercury retrograde. Both of these require considerable adjustment. Take time to absorb and understand the change and the challenge. Slow down your actions and your thinking.

At 8:56 PM EST, the Virgo Moon squares the Sagittarius Sun (Third Quarter Square) suggesting that your internal and external realities seem to be working against each other. On one hand, you may be feeling free and idealistic, and yet, somewhat critical and nitpicky. It is important that you allow contradictions and paradox to exist side-by-side without trying to change either side of the equation.

At 9:39 PM EST, the Moon enters Libra, settling your expectations as you seek equanimity, calm, and a diplomatic sense of your connection to others.

The Virgo Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 8:56 PM EST until she enters Libra at 9:39 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

SUN ENTERS CAPRICORN – SERIOUSNESS & INTEGRITY

The Innocent Swan by Elizabeth Sonrel via Wiki Commons

The Innocent Swan by Elizabeth Sonrel via Wiki Commons

Wednesday, December 21, 2016:

The Sun’s movement into Capricorn heralds the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. We encounter late dawn and early sunsets. Meanwhile, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night.

Over the coming weeks, you will see the days get longer; celebrate the return of the light.

As the Sun moves into Capricorn, we enter the most serious time of the year. This is the time to focus on developing maturity and taking seriously our responsibilities and commitments. Capricorn insists that we seek accomplishment; it is important to spend time in solitude to explore and understand how closely you have aligned your life with your highest beliefs and integrity.

The upcoming month is not a time for frivolous activities; focus on accomplishment in order to create your most stable, satisfying future.

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WATCH FOR OVEREXTENDING YOURSELF

Thursday, December 22, 2016:

If you have shopping still to do for your holiday celebration, be practical in your spending. With Jupiter joining with the Libra Moon at 1:30 PM EST, you could easily spend more than you intend. The possibility of over extension could show up in your emotional expenditures as well. Watch for over extension in all areas.

This will be a great day for spending time with family or loved ones. Before the Moon goes VOC*, she forms an opposition to Uranus allowing us to make unusual, exciting, or unpredictable connections with others.

By evening, quiet connection with a partner or close friend, will feel satisfying. Remember, you’re still adjusting to the changes of the past few days (Mercury retrograde, Mars entering dreamy Pisces, and the Sun entering ambitious Capricorn). Rest together, with a partner or friend. Some hours of calm quiet rest may be more important than you realize.

The Libra Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:32 PM EST until she enters Scorpio on Friday morning at 9:32 AM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

 

MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE

Friday, December 23, 2016:

The rest we required on Thursday evening will serve us well when the Moon enters emotionally penetrating Scorpio at 9:32 AM EST. Throughout the afternoon, this powerful Scorpio Moon engages in harmonious conversations with the Sun and Mars.

The intensity of your emotions can be used for practical purposes. You are powerfully driven to push forward as you approach your deepest desires.

This may be a simple day but the results of connections made may powerfully move your life forward.

There is no need to keep your deepest desires undercover. Allow others to support you and offer support to others, as you each engage in the transformation of your lives. A sense of mystery and intrigue show you are on the right path.

Monsigneur Love by Thomas Cooper Gotch via Wiki Commons

Monsigneur Love by Thomas Cooper Gotch via Wiki Commons

 

STABILIZE ECCENTRIC PROCLIVITIES

Saturday, December 24, 2016:

Saturday holds a very important transit that presents important keys to the coming months. At 7:20 PM EST, Saturn trine Uranus; this is the first of three ‘hits’ of this aspect. The second will be on May 19, 2017 and the third on November 11, 2017.

This transit brings the defiant, independent, and eccentric, revolutionary energy of Uranus and the stabilizing, responsible, conservative authority of Saturn into a harmonious conversation. Uranus questions the places where Saturn is stuck. Saturn shows Uranus how to bring responsibility and stabilization to revolutionary shocking realities.

Considering how these two energies may support each other in the midst of our current political catastrophe certainly gives us food for thought. Uranus upsets and revolutionizes; Saturn brings maturity and restriction. Keep in mind that this is a harmonious connection. Harmonious for whom, we must ask?  We have no idea what is happening behind the scenes politically; we do know there are powerful energies at work.

Within the context of your personal life, this may show up as you struggle to stabilize your more eccentric proclivities or work to break out of places where you are stuck. Much depends on where this occurs in your chart. If you have personal planets between 18 and 22 of Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), you are feeling a deep flow on these issues.

 

LOVE <3

Sunday, December 25, 2016:

It is a delight to find that on Sunday, which so many people are celebrating, provides us with an entire day of the Scorpio Moon VOC*. This enables us to easily relax into a holiday. There is nothing to be done. Enjoy wherever you find yourself. The Scorpio Moon encourages us to stay deeply connected to profound emotions.

Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and sensual pleasures is incredibly active on Sunday. First, she forms a lovely, flowing trine to philosophical Jupiter at 8:22 AM EST allowing your understanding of love and beauty to expand.

When she sextiles Uranus at 11:35 AM EST, she asks you to look outside of your conservative expectations to see unexpected or unusual opportunities that may be presented to create beauty or build on loving connections.

At 1:32 PM EST, she sextiles Saturn offering the possibility of mature stabilization of love. These delightful Venus aspects promise you a delightful day.

Unfortunately, of course, you may have personal transits that override all this pleasure and beauty. Even so, you will feel this; remain open to the enjoyment of it.

As you head into the evening, the Moon enters Sagittarius at 10:19 PM EST, you may want to stay up late enough to spend some time in the expansive emotional energy that comes forward at the time.

Absorb and extend outward to others, all the love that you can muster on Sunday.

The Scorpio Moon is VOC* (think of it as being adrift, without focus or connection) from 2:22 AM EST until she enters Sagittarius at 10:19 PM EST. Remember, when the Moon is VOC* there will be no result from anything that is begun. This is neutral; not good, not bad, it simply suggests that whatever occurs will not have significant future impact.

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* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets.  I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods.  I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, textiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

 

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